World Golf Rankings

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Keep up to date with the game's top 10 players with the golf world rankings

The Official World Golf Rankings (OWGR) is a system used to rate the performance levels of male professional golfers. It was first introduced in 1986 and is endorsed by the four major championships and six professional golf tours, these are the PGA Tour, European Tour, Asian Tour, PGA Tour of Australasia, Japan Golf Tour and the Sunshine Tour.

How are the World Golf Rankings calculated?

The system used to calculate the rankings can be confusing.

Golfers receive points based on their performance and the quality of the event that they are playing in. Points remain on a player’s tally for two years but are reduced on a sliding scale of 13 weeks so more recent success carries a greater weighting.

A player’s points tally is calculated by dividing the number of points by the number of events they have played in over the two year period with a minimum of 40 events needed to obtain a ranking. The World Golf Rankings are updated every Monday.

World Golf Rankings – Top 10

1. Brooks Koepka

World Golf Rankings

Points average: 11.002

Major wins: 4 (2017, 2018 US Open & 2018, 2019 PGA Championship)

Last win: 2019 PGA Championship

2. Dustin Johnson

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Points average: 10.925

Major wins: 1 (2013 US Open)

Last win: 2019 WGC-Mexico Championship

3. Justin Rose

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Points average: 8.752

Major wins: 1 (2013 US Open)

Last win: 2019 Farmers Insurance Open

4. Rory McIlroy

Points average: 8.121

Major wins: 4 (2011 US Open, 2014 Open Championship, 2011 & 2014 PGA Championship)

Last win: 2019 Players Championship

5. Justin Thomas

Points average: 7.419

Major wins: 1 (2017 PGA Championship)

Last win: 2018 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational

6. Tiger Woods

Points average: 7.393

Major wins: 15 (1997 Masters, 1999 PGA Championship, 2000 US Open, 2000 Open Championship, 2001 Masters, 2002 Masters, 2002 US Open, 2005 Masters, 2005 Open Championship, 2006 Open Championship, 2006 PGA Championship, 2007 PGA Championship, 2008 US Open, 2019 Masters)

Last win: 2019 Masters

7. Francesco Molinari

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Major wins: 1 (2018 Open Championship)

Last win: 2019 Arnold Palmer Invitational

8. Bryson DeChambeau

Points average: 6.705

Major wins: 0

Last win: 2019 Omega Dubai Desert Classic

9. Xander Schauffele

Points average: 6.165

Major wins: 0

Last win: 2019 Sentry Tournament of Champions

10. Rickie Fowler

Points average: 5.672

Major wins: 0

Last win: 2019 Waste Management Phoenix Open

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